Chick Puppet Making

March 2018

Our children who are new to English enjoyed making chick puppets this week with our specialist EMAG teachers. They used their handprints to create the body and decorated them with feathers.

Afterwards they used the chicks in a puppet show, it really helped to increase the children’s confidence with their speaking and listening skills.

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Year 3 and 4 Sports Hall Athletics

March 2018

Mr Casey took a group of year 4 and 5 pupils to a Borough Sports Hall Athletics Competition last week at Latchmere Leisure Centre.

They competed in triple jump, long jump, vertical jump, javelin, chest push, speed bounce, relay and individual track events.

Notable results were:

Rio came 3rd for boys triple jump.

Fatima came 3rd for girls vertical jump

Maria came 4th for girls long jump

Overall West Hill came in 11th out 12 teams but enjoyed the day and tried their best as individuals and as part of a team.




#NeatStreets campaign comes to West Hill

March 2018

Research shows that people tend to behave better when they feel like they’re being watched, even when nobody is around. As part of the #NeatStreets campaign run by environmental charity Hubbub, Wandsworth Council has put pictures of eyes on bins in Tooting to deter people from littering . The children at West Hill took part in a competition to create new eye pictures which will be put on bins around Wandsworth to help keep our environment clear of rubbish. Our guests from Wandsworth Council came in to judge the entries and then announced the winners in a special assembly.

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New school lunch menu from 19th March

March 2018

Our school meals provider Edwards and Ward has issued a new school lunch menu following feedback. This comes into effect from Monday 19th March and you can see the new menu if you click on the link below:

New – 3 Choice Wandsworth – NEW March 2018


West Hill now has a defibrillator

March 2018

IMG_1019We were very pleased to welcome Jude Temple to our school today. She used to teach at West Hill but now runs a charity called DiPPs  which stands for Defibrillators in Public Places.

When a cardiac arrest suddenly strikes, the only means of survival is to get the heart started again through CPR and defibrillation. This has to be done quickly and in the time it takes for the emergency services to arrive, the chances of survival can drop from 80% to 10%.

DiPPs aim to get as many defribillators into public places as possible.

DiPPs supports schools, community groups, sports centres any location that benefits the community to install a life saving defibrillator.

We are extremely lucky that because of  their fundraising work, DiPPs’ Jude Temple was able to come  to West Hill today to give us a defibrillator.

If you would like to know more about the charity please click on the logo below:






Eco Club in the press

March 2018

Eliza artworkMiss Bates and Eco Club were in the digital press last week which is very timely as it was Waste Week and all the Eco Club members were extremely busy ensuring all the activities went smoothly.

Please click on the image to read the article in full on The same article is also on


Free March events at Wandsworth Library

March 2018

Friday 9th March 2018

Mother’s Day story time and craft. 10am – 11am. Ages 2 – 5 years

Celebrate Mother’s Day with Story time and craft activity at Wandsworth Town Library.


Tuesday 13th March 2018

St Patrick’s Day rhyme time and colouring activity. 9.45am – 10.15am and 2pm – 2.30pm. Ages 0- 2years

Wear green and celebrate St Patrick’s Day at Wandsworth Town Library. Sing traditional Irish rhymes, followed by colouring activity. We also have books on Ireland and Irish traditional tales to borrow.


Friday 16th March

Peter Rabbit movie is nearly upon us, come to our Peter Rabbit story time and craft activity, before rushing off to see the movie! 10 – 11 am. Ages 2 – 5 years.


Saturday 17th March

Wear green and celebrate St Patrick’s Day with some Irish Dancing! Watch Katie O’Sullivan and her troupe of little Irish Dancers. We also have books on Ireland and Irish traditional tales to borrow.

Booking is essential for all the events, as places are limited.


Your child would need to be a member of Wandsworth Libraries or you can sign up for a library card on the day. Ideally, we hope that you borrow a minimum of 5 books each, although as a member you can borrow up to 20 items for 3 weeks. Books are free to borrow except DVDs, which cost £1.00 to hire for a week.


We also run free story times regularly for older children 2 – 5 year old on Fridays at 10 am. Pop in and see what else we have to offer.

‘Engaging Reluctant Readers’ – free event for parents 27th March

March 2018

learn to love to read2Learn to Love to Read are running an event on 27th March at 7.45pm at St Michaels’ Church titled “Engaging Reluctant Readers”.  Dr Alastair Daniel is coming to speak.  He is the Principal Lecturer in Primary English at Roehampton University and his talk will be aimed at anyone who supports children with reading in primary schools or parents at home. He’ll be talking about the skill of storytelling to engage children, use of wordless books for all ages as well as recommending books to really engage children.

Please see the link below  about the event and click here for the booking site where you can reserve your free place. Remember the event is free to attend.

Engaging Reluctant Readers event details



Year 6 Golders Green virtual poetry anthologies

March 2018

Photo 01-03-2018, 14 25 05 Photo 02-03-2018, 16 11 25For Book Week, Year 6 Golders Green created their own virtual poetry anthologies. They spent the week collecting poetry that they liked using the app SeeSaw. They then used CoSpaces to create a virtual reality world with their collected poetry on display throughout it – allowing viewers to virtually explore the anthology that they had created. Finally, they made 3D model eyes with each one having a unique QR code on its pupil that can be scanned to access their virtual poetry anthology.

You can access their worlds at home by clicking on the document below where you will find a link to each child’s work. You can also see more photos in the Year 6 Gallery.

Year 6 Golders Green virtual poetry anthologies – links

Book Week

March 2018

West Hill is having a very busy week celebrating the world of books. On Wednesday all the children and staff dressed up as their favourite book characters and there has been a lot of work going on in the classrooms. The children have been making their own poetry anthologies. Here are some photos of year 5 performing their poems to year 2.

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And at our special assembly on Wednesday morning everyone showed off their costumes!

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There are more photos in the Gallery section of our website.